Investigating issues that involve federal legislation or policy? Congressional Research Service reports, publicly funded but not easily available to the public, are posted online by open-government advocates. Two new reports of interest: Federal Involvement in Flood Response and Flood Infrastructure Repair: Storm Sandy Recovery (October 31, 2012) and Emergency Relief Program: Federal-Aid Highway Assistance for Disaster-Damaged Roads and Bridges (November 1, 2012).
Attorney and journalist Michael Ravnitzky offers a strategy for accessing unpublished reports: direct a public records request to agencies of interest for all reports not posted on the agency's website, within a specific time frame and not limited by topic.
View Unedited Video of Gore-McAleer Exchange on Oct. 9, 2009, during SEJ's 19th Annual Conference or Complete Gore Speech and Q&A. Listen to Audio of the Gore Speech and Q&A. Read Transcript of the Gore-McAleer Exchange. Read SEJ Q&A Ground Rules. Read the Backstory.
Around the world, journalists face considerable risks when they expose environmental misdeeds. A new report from Reporters Without Borders/Reporters Sans Frontières looks at 13 cases of journalists and bloggers who have been killed, physically attacked, jailed, threatened or censored for reporting on the environment.
In this issue of the quarterly magazine of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, journalists describe changes in how they work and what they produce, explore emerging ethical issues, and propose principles of active engagement.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amalgamates environmental information from several sources across the country into this online tool for tracking environmental exposures and chronic health conditions.
SEJ members Leslie Dodson and Daniel Glick, along with photojournalist Ted Wood, are founding partners of this multimedia journalism consortium devoted to covering global energy, economic and environmental issues.
A partnership of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, the Forum comprises more than 2,000 journal articles and books; a research database of syllabi of diversity courses from approximately 40 universities and colleges around the country; a directory of state ethnic media; and more.